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January 1969

SYMMETRICAL CHANGES IN THE REGION OF THE YELLOW SPOT IN EACH EYE OP AN INFANT

Arch Neurol. 1969;20(1):104-106. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480070114014
Abstract

Mrs. L—brought her infant, aet. 12 months, to the London Hospital, March 7th, 1881. When the baby was a fortnight or three weeks old, it was noticed to have very little power of holding its head up or of moving its limbs. Since that time the weakness had become more and more pronounced. The mother brought the child to the hospital in the hope that something might be done to strengthen it. I could find nothing more than weakness, no absolute paralysis of any part. It seemed to me that its cerebral development was probably deficient, and I was induced to examine the eyes with the ophthalmoscope to ascertain whether there was any affection of the optic nerves. The mother had not suspected there was anything the matter with the sight, though, when questioned closely, she admitted she did not think the baby took as much notice as other babies.

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